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How to integrate Metabase with Oracle Financials Cloud Data

Use CData Connect Cloud to connect to live Oracle Financials Cloud data and create an interactive dashboard in Metabase from Oracle Financials Cloud data.

Metabase is an open source data visualization tool that allows users to create interactive dashboards. When paired with CData Connect Cloud, users can easily create visualizations and dashboards linked to live Oracle Financials Cloud data. This article describes how to connect to Oracle Financials Cloud and build a simple visualization using Oracle Financials Cloud data.

CData Connect provides a pure cloud-to-cloud interface for Oracle Financials Cloud, allowing you to easily integrate with live Oracle Financials Cloud data in Metabase — without replicating the data. Connect looks exactly like a SQL Server database to Metabase and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Oracle Financials Cloud, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Oracle Financials Cloud data.

Configure Oracle Financials Cloud Connectivity for Metabase

Connectivity to Oracle Financials Cloud from Metabase is made possible through CData Connect Cloud. To work with Oracle Financials Cloud data from Metabase, we start by creating and configuring a Oracle Financials Cloud connection.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "Oracle Financials Cloud" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Oracle Financials Cloud.

    Using Basic Authentication

    You must set the following to authenticate to Oracle ERP:

    • Url: The Url of the account to connect to. Typically, the URL of your Oracle Cloud service. For example,
    • User: The username of your account.
    • Password: The password of your account.
  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add Oracle Financials Cloud Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

Add a Personal Access Token

If you are connecting from a service, application, platform, or framework that does not support OAuth authentication, you can create a Personal Access Token (PAT) to use for authentication. Best practices would dictate that you create a separate PAT for each service, to maintain granularity of access.

  1. Click on your username at the top right of the Connect Cloud app and click User Profile.
  2. On the User Profile page, scroll down to the Personal Access Tokens section and click Create PAT.
  3. Give your PAT a name and click Create.
  4. The personal access token is only visible at creation, so be sure to copy it and store it securely for future use.

With the connection configured, you are ready to connect to Oracle Financials Cloud data from Metabase.

Connect to CData Connect from Metabase

After creating the virtual database, navigate to your Metabase instance. Use the SQL Server interface to connect to Connect Cloud.

  1. Navigate to the administration screen (Settings -> Admin) and click "Add Database" from the "Databases" tab
  2. Configure the connection to Connect Cloud and click "Save"
    • Database type: Select "SQL Server"
    • Name: Name the connection (e.g. "Oracle Financials Cloud (Connect Cloud)")
    • Host:
    • Port: 14333
    • Database name: The name of the connection you just created (e.g. OracleERP1)
    • Username: A Connect Cloud username (e.g.
    • Password: The PAT for the above Connect Cloud user
    • Click to Use a secure connection (SSL)

Execute Oracle Financials Cloud Data with Metabase

Once you configure the connection to Connect Cloud, you can query Oracle Financials Cloud and build visualizations.

  1. Use the "Write SQL" tool to retrieve the Oracle Financials Cloud data
  2. Write a SQL query based on the Oracle Financials Cloud connection in CData Connect Cloud, e.g.

    SELECT InvoiceId, Amount FROM Invoices WHERE Supplier = 'CData Software'
  3. Navigate to the "Visualization" screen, choose a visualization, and configure the visualization

More Information & Free Trial

At this point, you have built a simple visualization from Oracle Financials Cloud data in Metabase. You can continue to work with live Oracle Financials Cloud data in Metabase just like you would any SQL Server database. For more information on creating a live connection to Oracle Financials Cloud (and more than 100 other data sources), visit the Connect Cloud page. Sign up for a free trial and start working with live Oracle Financials Cloud data in Metabase today.